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Punakaiki ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.5

Overall: 3.3

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Surf Report Feed

Current weather conditions and live observations for Punakaiki based on the nearest weather station observations (including METAR, SYNOP, ship and quickscat wind data). This is the most reliable place on to see what is happening with the weather in Punakaiki right now. Also check out the current weather map overlays on our dynamic weather maps.

Current Weather near Punakaiki

as reported by 5 closest weather stations

Weather Station WeatherWindTemp.Visibility
Visibility /

Greymouth wx

41 km S53 m above sea level

49 minutes ago
Mostly Cloudy
10 E10
light winds from the E
(8.7 km/h at 90°)
8.7 °C10.0

Westport Aero (aws)

47 km NNE18 m above sea level

1 hour ago
no report
15 ESE15
light winds from the ESE
(13 km/h at 120°)
7.3 °C4000


Westport Airport

47 km NNE18 m above sea level

1 hour ago
10 SE10
light winds from the SE
(11 km/h at 150°)
5.0 °C20 km
20 km

no observation

Hokitika Airport

72 km S40 m above sea level

1 hour ago
15 E15
light winds from the E
(13 km/h at 90°)
7.9 °C10 km
10 km

no observation


164 km SSE210 m above sea level

39 minutes ago
10 NW10
light winds from the NW
(10 km/h at 325°)
6 °C-

* NOTE: not all weather observatories update at the same frequency which is the reason why some locations may show data from stations that are further away than known closer ones. We also include passing Ship data if it is recorded close to Punakaiki and within an acceptable time window.